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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

No “grand secret”

Chrissy Teigen responds to critics of her choice to select baby’s gender

By WITW Staff on February 25, 2016

Chrissy Teigen, who is currently expecting her first child with husband John Legend, took to Twitter to defend herself from people criticizing her for choosing to have a baby girl during the IVF process. “Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.'” she told People Magazine, saying she was excited to see her husband be the father to a little girl. “A boy will come along. We’ll get there too, so it’s not like we really have to pick. But he definitely is very lucky to have a little girl. And this girl is going to be so completely lucky to have John as her papa – it’s crazy, ” she added. Her comments caused a backlash from some social media users who faulted her for going “against nature”.

Yesterday, the supermodel — who has talked openly about her struggles with fertility in the past — hit back in a series of tweets, saying people were reaching for outrage, and “looking for s**t to be mad at,” sarcastically writing “I also picked the embryo with a taste for bacon, a knack for magic and size 7 feet so she can always find shoes.��

She then schooled her Twitter followers on the whole IVF process, writing: “From reading everything tonight, i think i made a mistake in thinking people understood the process better than they do, which is my fault … we didn’t create a little girl. we had multiple embryos. girls and boys. we simply chose to put in a female first (and second) … you’d be surprised at how many people you know go through this. also every doctor knows the sex of the embryos, it isn’t some grand secret.”

Read the full story at The Independent.